chiropractic care and causes of low back pain

Over the last few decades, low back pain in Knoxville TN has grown to be one of the most common reasons for visits to various health care facilities, with recent estimates placing it as the 5th most common. Other studies have shown that nearly 78% of people experience low back pain at least once in their lifetime and as much as 18-28% of people are currently experiencing pain at this moment.

As a result, many people lose money from time missed at work, have an inability to participate in their favorite recreational activities, and have seen a general decrease in quality of living due to this debilitating pain. In addition, the cost of treating low back pain has been enormous and placed a large burden on our health care system. This has led many people to ask the questions; what causes low back pain and what are the most affordable and effective treatments available?

What Creates Low Back Pain in Knoxville TN?

The causes of low back pain often seem endless, but it has been found through research and over time that some factors tend to be more common than others. Some of the most common causes include a herniated disc, a recent fracture, osteoarthritis, spondylolisthesis, a recent sprain of the back musculature, and spinal stenosis. Of those listed, a herniated disc is often the most likely culprit. Fortunately, our Corrective Chiropractic doctors are trained to provide you with the most appropriate care.

The Most Effective Treatment for Low Back Pain

The majority of people that have visited a chiropractor for the treatment of low back pain have not only gained significant relief from treatment.  Chiropractic care has been shown time and time again to be the most effective treatment for low back pain.

The reason that chiropractic care is so effective for fixing low back pain is that it gets to the source of the problem. In the majority of cases lower back pain starts when joints in the pelvis or spine become misaligned. Small misalignments can cause pressure and swelling on the nerves that exit the spine. This pressure can lead to anything from minor pain to extreme discomfort. Chiropractors are able to re-align the spine and the joints in the pelvis to help remove the swelling and pressure.

5 Tips for Low Back Pain

Unfortunately, low back pain in Knoxville is an exceedingly common complaint and can range anywhere from a slight discomfort to completely debilitating. Here a few tips for reducing your low back pain!

1. Ice and heat: If you are already dealing with low back pain, you may be living with a ice pack or heating pad close by at all times. Ice is an easy, passive way to decrease inflammation and create a localized numbing. Heat on the other hand helps to warm the muscles in that area and create a short-term relaxing effect. Which one will work better for you? Unfortunately, there is no easy way to tell which will have a better effect for your low back pain. We recommend trying both to see which feels best!

2. Exercise your core: Strong core muscles help to strengthen and stabilize the low back. For those already dealing with low back pain, low-impact, aerobic exercise is a great option to elevate your heart rate and increase blood flow. Increased blood flow helps to supply muscles with important nutrients for healing while also helping to create better mobility of the joints and muscles. Below are a few exercises we recommend trying to specifically work your core.

3. Beginner yoga: Yoga is a gentle, guided form of exercise, relaxation, and stretching. Many of us spend a lot of time in a sedentary position which can tighten and restrict muscles leading to low back discomfort. Yoga can be intimidating if you have never tried it before but one important aspect of yoga is the ease of variability. Great yoga classes and instructors will show you variations for your ability and goals. However, if you don’t have time or feel comfortable trying a class with a room of strangers we recommend trying it at home! You won’t need a lot of time or equipment, 15-20 minutes and a small space on carpet will work just fine! We recommend this YouTube Channel for a wide array of focuses, difficulties, and time.

4. Correct your posture: Posture is a common culprit of low back and neck pain. Posture is something that we develop over our lifetime and therefore can be difficult to correct. To determine whether your posture is affecting your low back pain, first start taking note of when your pain begins. For instance, if you notice you have pain at the end of a long day sitting at your computer but not in the morning or on the weekend, your chair and posture may to be to blame. For more tips on posture and ergonomics, see the link below!

5. Chiropractic care: Chiropractic adjustments help to realign your spinal bones that have shifted out of proper alignment. Bones can shift due to various activities such as sitting at a desk with poor posture for long periods, motor vehicle accidents, slips and falls, Improper alignment, also called subluxations, can irritate or inflame joints and discs. Gentle and specific adjustments help to relieve that irritation and getting you back to living your best life!

If you're struggling with lower back pain in Knoxville TN our team at Corrective Chiropractic is here to help.


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